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    • AG47
    • By AG47 14th Apr 18, 7:51 PM
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    Income support and earning £20 week
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    • 14th Apr 18, 7:51 PM
    Income support and earning £20 week 14th Apr 18 at 7:51 PM
    We have a friend on income support who has just been told he can earn £20 a week, anything else he earns will get deducted from his benefits.


    We are a couple who get income support, can we earn up to 20 week profit after expenses without affecting our benefits?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 14th Apr 18, 7:58 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 7:58 PM
    We have a friend on income support who has just been told he can earn £20 a week, anything else he earns will get deducted from his benefits.


    We are a couple who get income support, can we earn up to 20 week profit after expenses without affecting our benefits?
    Originally posted by AG47
    What you can earn without it affecting the Income Support depends on circumstances.
    When you work out your earnings, you can exclude the first:
    • £5 a week if youíre single with no children
    • £10 a week if youíre claiming as a couple
    • £20 a week if youíre a single parent, disabled or a carer
    That was taken from this link
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/help-if-on-a-low-income/income-support/before-you-claim-income-support/check-if-you-can-get-income-support/
    • AG47
    • By AG47 14th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
    What you can earn without it affecting the Income Support depends on circumstances.
    When you work out your earnings, you can exclude the first:
    • £5 a week if youíre single with no children
    • £10 a week if youíre claiming as a couple
    • £20 a week if youíre a single parent, disabled or a carer
    That was taken from this link
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/help-if-on-a-low-income/income-support/before-you-claim-income-support/check-if-you-can-get-income-support/
    Originally posted by poppy12345

    Thanks yes for me itís £20 week.


    Can I earn £40 self employed income if my expenses are more than £20?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • venison
    • By venison 14th Apr 18, 8:27 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 8:27 PM
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5826789
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    • BorisThomson
    • By BorisThomson 14th Apr 18, 8:31 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 8:31 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 8:31 PM
    The other threads make for interesting reading.

    Sorry OP, this is not the place to ask about defrauding the system.
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